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    Post chemo skin problems

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      SueRae1

      delicate skin and rashes are all part of the side effects of chemo. Speak with your oncologist and see a dermatologist ASAP to determine what type of rash or rashes you have and what might be causing them. she/he will be able to prescribed creams/lotions and recommend over the counter products. My oncologists have set up two emergency visits for me in the last 3 years. Right now I am on 3 different prescription lotions to treat 3 different skin condition that I did not have until last week. I previously developed Fungal rashes, eczema, among others. I think I have had at least 6 different types of skin conditions caused by treatment since 2009. They come, they go. I see the derm.

      You may also have very very dry skin -why not try vanicream it's an over the counter brand that makes products for very sensitive/dry skin and has a super SPF line. You can also get it on Amazon.

      over 4 years ago
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      joyce1979

      My hands peeled during & a bit after chemo & radiation. They shed about 3 to four times. It cleared up & haven't had it since I've been off the treatments. Also, the oncologist told me that any tiny skin cancer cells are also destroyed by the chemo & radiation, so it will keep skin cancer from forming from the sun damage we all have. Don't think it is too common since my oncologist took pictures of my hands and lower arms.

      over 4 years ago
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      alivenwell

      I've had similar issues before chemo. I now use unscented soaps for my hands, clothing, bathing...
      I personally found that Avon Moisture Therapy hand cream to be an excellent product. I saw a dermatologist when I was in my 20s and he advised me to wear cotton gloves during the daytime. I was supposed to apply hand cream on my hands under the gloves. His other advice was to also wear sandwich bags with cream on my hands. I personally prefer the cotton gloves. They are available at any photography store or website.

      over 4 years ago
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